Have you ever seen a four year old kid who is completely closed to any type of reasoning? Typically his hands will cover his ears and he will scream loudly to block out any arguments others might give to the contrary. Well, CNN has become that unreasoning four year old kid.
And what type of reasoning is CNN attempting to block out? Anything that might contradict their blind faith in global warming or climate change as they now call it. Yes, CNN has declared that there are no two sides to the climate change debate. Here is the amazing shutdown debate statement written by Hardy Spire that CNN released in a promo for today's Reliable Sources:
And there are some stories which do not have two sides. The climate change debate is one of them. Nevertheless, many news organizations continue to equate the skeptics with the scientists. This week NBC’s Meet the Press faced criticism for its debate between Bill Nye the Science Guy and Rep. Marsha Blackburn. We’ll talk to Michio Kaku from the City University of New York and CBS News as well as Jack Mirkinson, Senior Media Editor at the Huffington Post.
Wow! An unreasoning four year old blindly objecting to contrary views has his youth as an excuse, Hardy, but what's yours?
Ironically, neither of today's guests on Reliable Sources, Michio Kaku and Jack Mirkinson, are climate scientists. In fact, Kaku attempted three years ago to very awkardly explain why we have been having severe snowstorms when the earth is supposedly heating up as described by Watts Up With That?
Apparently we can throw away the meteorology textbooks, fire the forecasters at the National Weather Service, and tell universities and research labs that they have utterly failed to explain the origin of “monster snowstorms”. Renowned theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku crosses disciplinary boundaries to provide the readers of CNN.com his opinion on the recent winter weather over the Northeast and elsewhere. However, his explanations are hand-wavy, lacking peer-reviewed foundation, and quite equivocal — yet typical of the recent media rush to blame winter weather or any weather on global warming. However, as a theoretical physicist, Kaku needs to do a lot better and consult any weather forecaster that knows why there were snowstorms in the 1770s, 1970s, and still today.
If Mr. Spire had bothered to do even a quick Google search he would have discovered numerous climate scientists who are global warming skeptics. You can find one of the listings at Wikipedia. Among those on the list is Dr. Richard Lindzen, a top climate scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who a few months ago had this to say about an IPCC report from the UN climate bureaucracy:
I think that the latest IPCC report has truly sunk to level of hilarious incoherence. They are proclaiming increased confidence in their models as the discrepancies between their models and observations increase.
So will Dr. Lindzen be invited to appear on CNN to debate global warming? Probably not if CNN wants to maintain the myth that there is a consensus about global warming by climate scientists.